In the “Cesc Fabregas Transfer Saga” an article from Darren Lewis from the Mirror struck me as very interesting.
Why should Arsenal bow down to the demands (and quick frankly unscrupulous tactics) of Barcelona, who have clearly tried to unsettle our captain and drive down the price.
If Fabregas craves success in Spain and Arsenal are resigned to losing him, then why not sell him to Real Madrid?
It would be the least Laporta and Barcelona deserve, losing their prized target to their direct rivals. And Real Madrid (after forking out an estimated 56 Million Euros for the signature of Jose Mourinho) would be more than capable of giving us the market value of Cesc – especially when it would represent a massive coup against their title challengers Barcelona.
And maybe Arsene Wenger’s “inspiring conversation” opened Cesc’s eyes and made him realise that it is Real Madrid who will be the biggest club in Spain over the next few seasons.
After all, “The Special One” Jose Mourinho will be there and whatever you say about his arrogance and boring football philosophies he wins football matches and trophies. Don’t get me wrong, I personally can’t stand Mourinho but his achievements speak for themselves.
His record in Portugal, England and Italy is nothing short of remarkable and for my money, I would class Real Madrid favourites for La Liga and The Champions League next season. If you told me Inter Milan would win The Champions League last season I would have laughed. Inter are the team that always bottle the big games in Europe but here we are and Inter are European Champions, having knocked out teams like Barcelona, Chelsea and Bayern Munich – the champions of the other 3 big European leagues.
Maybe the “greatest conversation” in Cesc’s life is the big realisation that going to Barcelona isn’t such a great move after all.